A reader sends along an alternative analysis of the gravesites at Towton: Allow me to caution you to be a bit wary of the conclusions from this particular paper. Whereas the team of pathologists was t
I can appreciate why such restrictions were put in place, but I think it’s fair to say that they’ve outlived their utility: A descendant of the Habsburgs is taking Austria to the European
Hey; anyone who finds a principality that will elect me Prince wins a free LGM t-shirt.
Ertugrul Osman, heir to the Ottoman Empire, died yesterday in Istanbul. I profiled his dynasty here. The head of House Osman is now Bayezid III, who was born in Paris, lived in New York, and once serv
Swaziland: A great event was soon forthcoming — on Saturday, in fact. To prepare for the day — the 40-40 Celebration, so-named to honor the king’s 40th birthday and the nation’s 40th year of i
Nepal began to take shape in the second half of the 18th century, as Prithvi Narayan Shah, ninth of the Kings of Gorkha, conquered about a third of the various small kingdoms and principalities that o
The earliest known ancestor of House Habsburg is a figure known as Guntram the Rich, who lived in 10th century Germany. Guntram’s grandson, Radbot, built Habsburg Castle in what is now the Swiss
Circa 1377, the twenty year old man who would become King John I of Portugal begat a son with a woman who was either the daughter of a Jewish cobbler or a descendant of Charlemagne (who knows; perhaps